Now What?

Last week, the Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, outlined, in The Federalist, her ideas of the problems that the election highlighted with the Republican Party and conservatism in America generally. If you believe or hope that there is a road back for the United States this is a very good plan, as I would expect from the best Governor in the US. Here’s what I can share of it, do follow the link and read it all.

Our country has changed. We have failed to educate generations of our children about what makes America unique. Few, if any of them, have been taught the history of our decades-long fight to defeat communism. Meanwhile, the left’s indoctrination takes place every day with kids all across America from the time they walk into a school at age 5 to the time they graduate college at 22.

Republicans have not been disciplined enough to do the hard work. The American people need us to fight for them on a daily basis, not just 30 to 60 days before an election.

Our party has some serious work ahead of us. We are going to have to sit down and collectively answer a very simple question: Why does America need Republicans?

The answer to that is very simple: 2020.

Last year, we saw governments all across the country shut down people’s lives. American citizens could not go to church, run their business, or send their children to school.

COVID didn’t crush the economy. Government crushed the economy. And then, just as quickly, government turned around and held itself out as the savior. Frankly, the Treasury Department can’t print money fast enough to keep up with Congress’ Christmas list.

What is so troubling is that by April, we knew that there was a specific vulnerable population that we needed to protect from COVID-19. But we also knew that the vast majority of people would recover from this virus with no serious difficulty. Despite this, very few changed course.

In 2020, despite the virus, if you wanted to riot, loot, and burn buildings down, the government either stood idly by while you did that, or worse, tacitly encouraged the destruction.

Government didn’t punish the violent criminals. But it did everything it could to punish those Americans who simply tried to defend themselves, their families, their livelihoods, and their property.

What we lived in 2020 is the left’s vision for America. […]

The American Dream is possible because of the principles that we Republicans stand for; the same principles that are under vigorous attack by the other side. We believe in certain ideals and institutions, which have served as an inspiration to people all over the world. Those people hold liberty dear in their hearts. That’s why people all across the globe have uprooted their lives to come to America. And it’s why, today, Americans across the country are flocking to South Dakota.

If you think about it, that’s America’s true diversity. It’s a diversity grounded in the pursuit of truth and the virtuous life, where we will be known by the content of our character and our hard work.

We must go into this battle for freedom with our eyes wide open, educated to the tactics the radical left will use, and yet totally pure in our motives. This isn’t about us. It’s about our children and their future. It’s about the example that we set for them. We have one shot to preserve for our children “the last best hope of man on earth.” If we fail, at least they will know that we did all that we could to hold on to it.

GovernorNoem’s vision of America is very similar to mine and to millions of us across the fruited plain. That vision is unarguably under attack from a competing vision mostly from the coasts and including Washington, that owes much more to Lenin, Marx, Mao, Castro, and Maduro than it does to Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, and Washington. Right now we are losing, that doesn’t mean we’ll lose, but if we keep letting the idiotic cowardly GOP run things we’ll be telling our grandchildren what it was like in the United States where Men (and Women) were free. Kurt Schlichter has some things to say in Townhall as well, and he’s far from wrong.

You know they hate you, right? Really and truly, and they want you silenced, disenfranchised, and dead if necessary. That woman the federal cop shot on video in the Capitol, capped for trespassing, was expendable and so are you. Now, one might be accused of “whataboutism” for this next part, but whataboutism is a moral necessity that highlights the lies that form the foundation of our garbage Establishment, and therefore it must be constantly and loudly practiced. What about all those people killed on video whose deaths sparked riots? Now, the initial read on the shooting seems bad, but being the wacky nonconformist rebel I am, I’ll wait until all the facts are in to make a final judgment and just say at present that the shooting looks questionable. But no one will ask the questions. The cop will be cleared and will never, ever be charged, and even if President Biden’s* U.S. Attorney in the forthcoming State of D.C. were to file charges (LOL, sometimes I even make myself laugh), let’s just say I put the chances of a D.C. jury convicting at about O.J. level.

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21 Responses to Now What?

  1. Scoop says:

    I don’t know how others feel but I am of a mind to make sure that I do not facilitate the left by keeping my social media accounts or even giving an option to readers to click on the share buttons for these technocrats who would wag the dog. We are going to have to play hard ball, meaning we will have to attack every angle available to us, Education, Shaming those who stoop to the tactics of Doxing and the power of using the Primaries to rid ourselves of RINO’s etc. Big tech needs to be defunded and one way is not to use their services or allow them to continue to have the power to regulate our Government. I think this year taught us something. And if we learned nothing else it is the extent of their influence in every aspect of our lives which is the most frightening obstacle in our lives as free citizens which are afforded guaranteed rights. Civil liberties and rights are being destroyed and yet we are placidly accepting that tradeoff for a warm bowl of pottage which they offer us in payment. We have been weenies for a while now. The question is how long will we remain so?

    Liked by 4 people

    • Neo says:

      I don’t disagree and yet I do. All that you say is so, and I too am uncomfortable with them, and yet, if we cut ourselves off completely, we risk making the division even worse, as well as, for may of us, losing an efficient means of communication with our families.

      And so I can’t bring myself to judge either way for others, my use is almost entirely too publicize these articles, so until they cancel me, I think I shall continue, but I can certainly understand why others will decide differently.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Scoop says:

        I agree to an extent and used Twitter and Facebook to publicize my posts. But enough is enough for me and I feel that I am only encouraging people to use these platforms which want to undermine these United States. So I am out (almost). I still need to get another email account and am investigating these presently.

        As far as keeping in touch with family and friends we still have email, phones and texting not to mention (dare I say it) letter writing. An art that is lost on our youngsters who can no longer spell, read or write in cursive. There are other options as well though in time they will become the same as the leaders in this industry as well in my honest opinion. I wish that were not the case but right now the time is right with these companies bleeding users like never before. A statement is being made but I guess the real question is how long will it last before we become complacent once again.

        Liked by 3 people

        • Neo says:

          For email, I’m looking at Prtotonmail, full encryption, no records (well almost), Swiss privacy laws and servers. I’m considering taking this to .com too but haven’t found a server I trust. I’ve gone to NordVPN for a start. It’s time, my friend.

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        • Scoop says:

          Yes, I too chose NordVPN and for a search engine I picked SmartPage though I am not as happy with it as I thought I would be. It does not seamlessly work with Safari’s setup and therefore makes it inconvenient to use in the same manner as Google. There may be a way around it but I am not sure yet. I will also look at Protonmail and others and decide soon on changing email providers. Sadly, that is the hardest one: we have our email address as a sign-in for almost every app, program or service that we use and it will take a lot of work to sort them all out. So obviously, I can see a scenario where I will have 2 email accounts for a period of time until I am sure that everybody that needs to get changed over has been. What a headache.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Neo says:

          Yeah, I may just keep gmail for the innocuous stuff. A major pain and time waster. Gonna take a long time to transition.

          Liked by 2 people

    • Scoop says:

      BTW: a useful resource for leaving the Tech Giants behind can be found here:

      https://lifefacts.lifesitenews.com/goodbye-google/resources/

      Liked by 2 people

    • the unit says:

      Here’s a Wednesday Funnies:
      I read a few days ago that Ben Sharpio was the one/maybe only conservative who wasn’t calling the election fraud. I didn’t really know as I’d not followed him. Remember seeing on some site months ago he was banned from speaking at some West Coast university for some reason or another. Then read him a little while ago on Townhall.
      The Wednesday Funnies (to me) is the following:
      Stonecold Buckwheat MikeR • 14 minutes ago
      I’m waiting for some lefty to claim that there were trillions of votes for Biden that they didn’t even have time to count so they just stopped after Trump was too far behind to recover.

      Reply

      SleeplessInAndover Stonecold Buckwheat • 6 minutes ago
      Okay your wait is over:

      “There were trillions of votes for Biden that they didn’t even have time to count so they just stopped after Trump was too far behind to recover.”

      btw, even after calls to abandon Twit, Mark America posts some information. Surprised he still can. Of course couldn’t on Parler. So where he can.
      https://twitter.com/markamerica?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Eembeddedtimeline%7Ctwterm%5Eprofile%3Amarkamerica&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmarkamerica.com%2F
      He’s been banned before, but as of now is still on.

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      • Neo says:

        I know he’s posting, cause I’m also subscribed, but i’m caught in his security so can’t read him anymore.

        Liked by 1 person

        • the unit says:

          I’ve got no idea how being “caught in his security” works. And can’t imagine why you’d be? I just have his (what’s it called, Icon?) at bottom of my screen, and it takes me right there to read posts. Which there have been some new ones now for several days, after being barren for a long time. Surprised any of us still able to access servers to read anything not approved.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Neo says:

          Don’t know, deactivated my VPN for a bit and went right in, as usual, turned it back on and still working. Frustrating and it’s gonna get worse as we all harden things up.

          Liked by 1 person

  2. audremyers says:

    I was very impressed with Governor Noem’s State of the State Address yesterday. What she described in regard to South Dakota is the same condition we are experiencing in Florida under Governor DeSantis. Perhaps that should be the Republican ticket in 2024. I don’t care the name or sex of the next POTUS, I just want another American who loves this country, put’s the 16oz. gloves on, and fights for the America we really are.

    Reminder – last night the House voted to ask VP Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. 9 a.m today (EST) it goes to the Senate. It will be filmed live.

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    • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

      That’s if you have another election. One thing about the far left – when they gain control, they’re very eager to keep it for as long as they can. That’s also been mentioned in this country. This year, we’re supposed to be having local elections but I expect they’ll be cancelled under the blanket of Covid. The London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, was supposed to have contested an election last year but that was cancelled under the same disguise.

      That said, your country will be governed by a party that is full of far left radicals who admit to being such. Our country is governed by a party that calls itself one thing when we know it’s something else. I guess that’s what makes the situation in the UK more depressing.

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  3. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    Excellent stuff from Governor Noem. If only other states with Republican governors were like her – America might be in a better place.

    Perfectly put from Kurt Schlicter too and he’s right that questions are not being asked, the most obvious one being how civilians managed to get into a government building on the afternoon/evening of an important count with some of America’s top leaders, including the vice President, in attendance, unhindered? That, to me, should have been the first question anyone should have asked but there is no such thing as journalism in the modern age so the obvious questions go by the by.

    Was Schlicter’s speech/article given by Twitter? I only ask because he put in the idiotic LOL. I know you do it, Audre, but I can forgive you because it’s you but it does irritate me. Why can’t people find another way to describe their own amusement in a speech? Grrr.

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    • Neo says:

      Like Audre, I was very impressed with her State of the State as well, it will show up here soon.

      Colonel Schlichter does some annoying things like the occasional LOL, and plugging his books hard,but he’s very sound, and been around the block a few times.

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      • the unit says:

        Yeah, I read couple of years ago (maybe more) LOL is out of what…vogue? I get some ad that Boomers dress funny for their age…or something. My dad (’09-’97) wore pleated trousers and never tennis shoes. I’m of the Silent Generation, but I don’t wear black, green, or red pants with a sewed in buckle on the back. Just jeans (what WallyWorld carries, tho sorry they made not in USA) and my two boot manufacturers, Lake of the Woods ( USA made, 40+ years ago, and re-soled) and Georgia Boots (may burn, but good boot bought 15 years ago). LOL
        May start using Audre’s ‘wink’. 🙂

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